June 19, 2018 |
Richmond limousine service
Richmond, Virginia is full of history and beauty. We’re not surprised to see you reserving a limo and chauffeur for vacations. It gives you a chance to see the beauty instead of the car in front of you.
It’s even more important to use our Virginia car service for wine tastings. Our professional chauffeurs know the area. They’ll deliver you to each tasting venue in style, comfort, and luxury.
If you’ve never been to a wine tasting, you’ll need to know some things. Bring a pen and small notebook or perhaps a small recorder. You’ll never remember everything.
What You Should Know About the Mechanics of Wine Tasting
There are hundreds of varieties of grapes. Many varieties only grow in one region. Red wines encompass every color from deep pink to ruby red to burgundy. White wines show no variation. Each color will offer sweet, tart, and dry taste sensations. Get out that notebook.
Believe it or not, differently shaped wine glasses affect their contents. A wide-mouthed glass will allow the aroma to escape. A thinner glass or a straight up and down glass changes the temperature of the wine.
Holding Wine Glasses
Red wines are usually stored at higher temperatures. Holding red wine by the bowl would not alter the taste of the wine. White wine, alternatively, would taste differently if held by the bowl. Hold white wines by the stem.
What You Should Know About Wine
A Wine’s Legs
When you swirl the wine in the glass, notice the droplets left behind. How many droplets are there? Do they take long to slide down the glass? These things tell you if the yeast ate up all the sugar in the fermenting process. More droplets equal high alcohol content. Fewer or slower droplets mean a sweeter wine.
A Wine’s Body
Body typically means alcohol content. White wines are generally light bodied. Red wines are usually medium to full bodied. Wines with an alcohol content of 12.5 percent are light bodied. If the alcohol content is 12.5 to 13.5 percent, it is considered medium bodied. Alcohol content above 13.5 percent is considered full-bodied.
Try A New Wine
Some wine tastings take place in one building. Other tastings are located in many different venues. Our limo service in Richmond will take you to each in luxurious comfort. Try something new at each venue. They will serve wines from different regions as well as different countries. Make a note of which different wines you tasted, what you liked about them, and where they can be purchased.
Cleanse Your Palate
Munch a cracker, sip water, or otherwise cleanse your palate between tastings. Otherwise, the tastes will melt together until they all taste the same.
A wine tour is a great way to spend some quality time with your friends, your friends or your significant other. When you need a limo and chauffeur in an unfamiliar city, just call James Limousine. Our professional chauffeurs will get you to your destination in style, comfort, and luxury. Contact us today to make a reservation!